Bye bye blue shed

The iconic blue shed on Dive Crecent has been demolished for safety reasons. Photo: John Borren.

An unassuming blue shed that has fronted the water on Dive Crescent has seen its last day and has been demolished recently.

The shed, which was formerly a Harbour Board maintenance building has since become derelict and the Tauranga City Council removed it for safety reasons.

Council corporate services general manager Paul Davidson says it has been broken into repeatedly despite efforts to keep it secure.

“People have gone so far as to cut wire fences and smash boards to gain access.”

An inspection has confirmed that the site is now unsafe in its current condition, he says.

“The structure is deteriorating and it is littered with bottles, rubbish, exposed metal and sleeper rails.”

Paul says council’s top priority is public safety, so preventing access to the shed is paramount.

Given the shed’s poor condition, the cost of fixing it or hiring security guards to monitor the site would be prohibitively expensive so to avoid the cost to ratepayers demolishing it was necessary, he says.

The land under the shed does not have a legal title and council are working through a process to resolve this with the Otamataha Trust and Land Information New Zealand.

The long-term future of the site is yet to be determined, says Paul.

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Tom Ranger

Posted on 16-02-2021 14:41 | By

Could have gone to the historic village.

No pic !!

Posted on 02-01-2021 11:54 | By nerak

Many photos not showing up today??

More history gone

Posted on 02-01-2021 10:18 | By Chookymac

As I remember it.The Hauraki army hall.Then Sisson Bros Panel and paint.Now More Bloody Tar Seal for Parking I Bet.These TCC Wankers are a Bloody Joke.If they spent some of the Money they have used to make Cycle tracks and cycle Bridges on retaining some History of our city we would be Much Better of.We should put then on Council push bikes instead of cars that may change their thoughts and planning